Calendar of Events

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  • 11

    Illinois Silurian Fossils @ 2 p.m.

    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Paul Mayer, Fossil Invertebrate Collections Manager from the Field Museum, will present a talk on the 430 million year old Silurian reefs of Northeastern Illinois, including common fossils found in the Chicago area: corals, brachiopods, crinoids, trilobites, and cephalopods. Today we see the remnants of this in the numerous limestone quarries in our landscape.

    2:00 p.m. – 60 minutes – Youth to Adult
    $5.00 per person, Museum Members Free
    Reservations Recommended (630) 833-1616

  • 18

    Lapidary Day

    10:00 am-4:00 pm

    See demonstrations by artists from the West Suburban Lapidary Club including: beading, silversmithing, cabochon cutting, wire wrapping and faceting. Free hands-on activities! New this year Mystery Gem & Rock ID! Bring in your rock or gem and have it identified. This event is a great way to see the Museum and learn more about lapidary art.

    Saturday Demonstrations & Activities
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    All Ages – Free Admission

  • 21

    Rock and Mineral Identification @ 10:30 a.m.

    10:30 am-11:45 am
    Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

    Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds, Boy & Girl Scout merit badges and Teachers Professional Development credit. Email: Scout groups require adult supervision.

    75 minutes – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
    Fee: $5.00 per person, Museum Members $3.00
    Reservations Required (630) 833-1616


  • 21

    Rockin' Jewelry for Kids @ 1:30 p.m.

    1:30 pm-2:45 pm
    Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

    This beginner’s class allows children to make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Great for Girl Scout Jewelry Badge, parties of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a private class. Email:

    Activity – Ages 8 to 16 years
    75 minutes
    $10.00 per person
    Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

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    All day

    The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, however it will resume normal business hours on Friday. Enjoy the holiday!